GtkFileSelectionPrompts the user for a file/directory name.
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This widget is particularly useful when you want to retrieve a file or directory name from the user. It is slightly more advanced than the file selector in two ways: firstly, the user may select a directory here, and secondly, you have the choice to let the user create
You may create a new GtkFileSelection by using its constructor. This will generate a dialog box containing a directory list, and a file list corresponding to the current working directory. The file system may be navigated using the directory list or the drop-down history menu (the visibility of which may be controlled).
Note that the TAB key may also be used for completing file/directory names.The GtkFileSelection is actually made of the following GtkWidget fields:
- fileop_dialog: This dialog box is used to display the GtkFileSelection. You may customize it using the standard GtkDialog functions.
- ok_button, cancel_button: These two buttons should be connected appropriately to handle situations when the user clicks the OK or Cancel buttons respectively in the GtkFileSelection widget.
- history_pulldown: This is effectively a GtkOptionMenu that may be used to control the drop-down history of directories.
- fileop_c_dir, fileop_del_file, fileop_ren_file: These are the operation buttons that appear at the top of the GtkFileSelection and perform the operations of creating a directory, deleting a file and renaming a file respectively. You may use the hide_fileop_buttons() and show_fileop_buttons() methods to control their visibility.
complete() Matches the given pattern to valid file/directory names. get_filename() Returns the selected filename. get_select_multiple() Returns whether or not multiple selections are allowed. get_selections() Returns the list of file selection made by the user. hide_fileop_buttons() Hides the file operation buttons. set_filename() Sets the default path for the file selector. set_select_multiple() Sets whether multiple selections are allowed. show_fileop_buttons() Shows the file operation buttons.
action_area: button_area: cancel_button: Refers to the cancel button of the file selection prompt. dir_list: Refers to the directory list displayed on the left of the file selection prompt. file_list: Refers to the file list displayed on the right of the file selection prompt. fileop_c_dir: Refers to the create directory operation button of the dialog. fileop_del_file: Refers to the delete file operation button of the dialog. fileop_dialog: Refers to the dialog that contains the operation buttons. fileop_entry: fileop_file: fileop_ren_file: Refers to the rename file operation button of the dialog. help_button: Refers to the help button of the file selection prompt. history_menu: history_pulldown: main_vbox: ok_button: Refers to the OK button of the file selection prompt. selection_entry: selection_text: